Musical Theatre Certificate

The School of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance offer an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Musical Theatre, drawing from the resources of each department to present the breadth of coursework and performance experience necessary for students to have a fundamental experience in this field of study.  An audition is required for entry into the program.

Certificate Director: Nancy Jones

Auditions for entry into the 2020-2021 year will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10am-1pm, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center.

Please prepare:

  • 2 contrasting songs - 32 bars each
  • 1-2 minute Monologue
  • A Group Dance Audition

Register For Auditions Online

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2014 - Photo by Dana RodgersCOURSEWORK FOR CERTIFICATE:

MUC 150 Class Instruction in Piano
1 credit hour
TA 348 Musical Theatre Technique
3 credit hours
TAD 242 Ballet II
2 credit hours
TAD 243 Jazz Dance II
2 credit hours
TA 237 Acting: Scene Study
3 credit hours
TAD 147 Beginning Musical Theatre Dance
2 credit hours
TAD 347 Advanced Musical Theatre Dance
2 credit hours
Hair 2015 - Photo by Dana RodgersChoose one of the following
  • MUC 192 University Choristers
  • MUC 174 University Chorale
  • MUC 196 Opera Workshop
1 credit hour
Choose one of the following:
  • MUP 102 Applied Voice*
  • MUC 155 Voice Class for Non-Music Majors*
1 credit hour
Students complete a practicum course where skills are applied and observed:
TA 390 Theatre Practicum -OR- MUC 198 Opera Production Practicum
1 credit hour

TOTAL: 18 Credit Hours

*Theatre Majors who are Voice Minors within the School of Music would be able to register for MUP 102, Applied Voice. Other Theatre Majors could enroll in MUC 155, Voice for Non-Majors unless an appropriate private voice instructor or graduate student was available.

Students who are accepted in the Musical Theatre Certificate Program are encouraged to audition for and participate in the annual Department of Theatre Musical, School of Music's “It’s a Grand Night for Singing," and National Summer Stock opportunities to enhance their skills. In addition, UK Choristers produces a musical review each year that features Broadway/Musical Theatre repertoire.